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July 2021 Retro Gaming Article


August 5, 2021 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Playdate's initial pre-order sold out, proving lots of folks want a handheld game console with a hand crank

Playdate
Their unique approach and quirky design have won gamers over to Panic's Playdate handheld game console.
The first batch of pre-orders sold out in a matter of hours. That's 20,000 units. That's a lot of Playdates. They'll be delivered in 2021 while those who missed the initial run, can get into the second batch slated for sometime in 2022. The second batch is an open order and will not "sell out". I'm not sure how long the second pre-order will be available, but they are fulfilling all the orders until closed.

Playdate
We think you should embrace it's uniqueness and pick one up. The 3DS had a lot of nice features, but did not have an analog hand-crank. You need a Playdate! :)

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